Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "How Long...".

A big thank-you to Charlotte and Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays. Want to participate? Post and then add your name at http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/

I lived in constant pain and shame and fear - always running...always hiding from those who wanted to hurt me. I used to raise my fist in the air, scream at God that He didn't care...and dare Him to kill me....I didn't care. Life was too hard....it was too dark.  I was tired of living the way I was. 

But one day...I was taken to the hospital - I was dying..I heard a voice...'pray in my name.' Pushing away the oxygen, I sat up and whispered  - Jesus. That's all it took. He touched me....He was the key that broke the chains....that set me free....the 14 year drug addiction...gone. Just like that. I had lived as a prodigal for a long time...but He never gave up. He never stopped trying to reach me.....And the amazing thing....what He did for me...He'll do for anyone who  calls on His name. No one has to 'live in darkness and despair.'You think you know the story? You don't know the half of it....


29 comments:

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story and this song!

Just Be Real said...

Blessings to you dear Sarah. You are one courageous woman! ((((Sarah))))

Bernie said...

What an inspiration you are.....:-) Hugs

Peggy said...

Blessings my sweet Sarah...:) When I read the MIRACLES in your life without "knowing the half of it", I thank God for you more & more! It is I who SMILE :) BIG SMILE when I see you... You are AN OVERCOMER, a History maker, no longer a prodigal, my sweet sister...a survivor that thrives on just the name of Jesus! Thank You LORD, for saving Sarah! Thank You for taking her out of the darkness and bringing her into Your Light so that she now can set others free!

I love many of Brian's songs but this one was new to me. Thanks for sharing this. The time is NOW...'till we return to dust but if God is with us, who can be against us? "Remember man/woman that thou art dust and unto dust you shall return"...is what the priest says in the Catholic church on Ash Wednesday (no longer Catholic but I have not forgotten some things).
So we wait but we are now more ready than when we first begun! In the wake of earthquakes and tsunami's, rumors of wars, etc. we must ask, "How long?" So we must reach others and share Jesus as you do each time you testify of His glory and how He changed you! Praise God!

EnJOY a wonderful Spiritual Sunday!

Denise said...

I love you, and your precious heart.

Finally Free said...

Til the whole world hears....

Beautiful story of about God's relentless,passionate, pursuit of us. Thanks for coming by my new blog.

Blessings,
Tammy

Susan said...

Oh that your testimony might be that of every man, woman, boy & girl who have been hooked on drugs is my prayer.
Susan

Joan said...

Sarah - thank you for sharing your testimony. Just to call on His name... Awesome!

Debbie said...

What an awesome and inspiring testimony to the mighty power of the name of Jesus. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Debbie

Whidbey Woman said...

Sarah, I always enjoy reading your testimony of how God is at work in your life. It is inspiring!
What an awesome God we serve. Happy Spiritual Sunday! P.S. So nice to see my husband (Ron)'s face on your blog, and to know others are praying for him!

Renee said...

What a beautiful testimony. He is a mountain moving God, isn't He. Thank you for your prayers.

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RCUBEs said...

I worked at the prison's Intake last night. Everyone returned after having been seen in ER for high blood pressure, headaches. Name it. But the root of them all? "Substance abuse". I thought of you...of how it would be great that one day, in the Lord's perfect time, that these people will turn to Him because there is no other solution. Rehab will not work. Replacing heroin with Methadone will not fix it either. They just end up abusing the new meds.

I'm so glad the Lord opened your heart, your mind...and that I am glad we serve a God Who just never lets go. Glory to Him forever. You are an inspiration sister!

karen hopkins said...

Pushing away the oxygen, I sat up and whispered - Jesus. That's all it took. He touched me....He was the key that broke the chains....that set me free...
WOW! Your words shared here, just reached out to grab my heart.. Why? Because I just posted on http://www.karensthreadsofhope.blogspot.com , my blog post for today - He is the Air I Breathe.. taken from my meditation on Michael W. Smith's song, " Breathe"..
God is soooo incredibly good to bring us Fresh, and Living Air - wow, is all I can do to tell what my heart is feeling right at this moment..
Thanks for sharing, Sarah...

Enchanted Oak said...

Ah, Sarah, what an awesome testimony He gave to you to share with the world. His redemption makes all the suffering worthwhile, doesn't it, because now He uses you to touch lives of similarly suffering people. Blessings on you now and always.
Love, Chris

SmilingSally said...

It's wonderful to have a Living Savior who helps.

char72 said...

I'm so glad He didn't give up on you. Thank you for sharing your testimony with us here each week. It is encouraging to hear what God has done in your life.
Blessings,
Charlotte

pileofsmiles said...

Bless you my sister for always reminding me that our wonderful God is relentless in His love to win us to Him.

Kathy M. said...

Thank you for sharing this, Sarah. I feel like God has pursued me, too, though never in such a direct way. What a powerful story!

Clif said...

God is good! Thank you for sharing your story and the video.

Jean Stockdale said...

God is so good. Thank you for sharing your life story and the power of God to change, not only our destination (our salvation-the penalty of sin paid-Christ FOR us), but our destiny (our sanctification-the power of Christ IN US). And by this shall of men know you are My disciples, in that you have love for one another. May our love for each other within and without the body of Christ, demonstrate for all to see, that we belong to Jesus Christ. I have determined to know nothing but Christ and Him crucified. Blessings.

Ginger said...

Thank-you agian for sharing your heart. Your post always touch my heart and I always look forward to them.
God Bless you,
Ginger

Cathy said...

Our awesome God is able to deliver and heal us! Thanks for sharing with us, Dear. Blessings ~

JOE TODD said...

God's Grace is always present. Sometimes we need and he gives us a moment of clarity so we may receive His Grace which is so freely given

daylily777 said...

Wonderful testimony,wonderful song& video.Praise to Jesus !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Thru Pink Curtains said...

it is an exciting thing when the Lord finds someone ecause He does find us when we are ready with an empty self. I knew a fellow who drank all his life and suffered from the feeling of being unloved. i prayed like crazy that he would be healed and one day he pourd out his last drink and God answered those prayers. he has never touched a drink since and now he loves God too. God is so good.

Little M said...

Wow. So simple and so full of honesty and inspiration. You said in a few words what many fail to say in books!

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
It is so wonderful to see how God works in our lives. . .even when we feel we are not worthy of His Touch. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your nice comments on my Spiritual Sunday post.

Blessings,
Jean

Jackie said...

Praising Him with you for His amazing delivering, healing and restoration power! In Jesus Mighty Name!!

Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Gayle said...

A beautiful testimony. No other name. Jesus.